Marantz, known for their high-end stereo components, has just released the newest addition to their line-up. The Consolette by Marantz ($600) is a wireless speaker system that delivers audiophile grade music at a very reasonable price. The unit has built-in wifi and ethernet for network streaming. You can stream your music from your device using either a wired or wireless connection to your home network. Six Internet radio presets allow you to enjoy your favorite stations even when a streaming device is not available. Two BRM 2.6" drivers and two 4.3" woofers are driven by four amplifiers for a total of 150 watts.(more…)
Mark Laita has put together a spectacular book of snake photography called Serpentine ($39). Serpentines photographs span the beautiful and the dangerous in a collage of color and danger. Accompanying the photographs is an essay written by William T. Vollmann. The snakes covered in the book include such beauties as the black mamba, pit viper and the candy-cane-striped albino Honduran milk snake. The images in Serpentine will, at the same time, haunt and amaze.
One of the most difficult parts of 3D printing is the learning curve associated with the software. The 3Doodler ($75+) removes that hurtle so anyone can build cool 3D models. The 3Doodler is the first and only 3D printing pen currently available. It uses the same ABS plastic spools used by other 3D printers and requires no software or computers. All you have to do is plug it in, let it heat up for a few minutes and start drawing. Check out the [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=DQWyhezIze4 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the 3Doodler in action.
In our buying guide, The Best Minimalist Watches For Men, we show you some of the coolest and simplest watches available today. You may think that a minimalist watch would be something that is new, but minimalist watches have been around for decades. Although some of the styles may be considered modern most of them are based on classic traditional designs. In fact, some of the more expensive minimalist watch brands like Zenith, and Piaget have been around for centuries.Related: Gifts For Men: The Watch Lover
The standard 6K Red Dragon captures over 9x more resolution than HD, can shoot 100 fps at 6k, and capture stills at 19 megapixels. The new Carbon Red Dragon ($50,000) takes that technology and wraps it in a carbon fiber shell. The new case helps the Red Dragon shed about a pound of weight. It's rumored that the camera will be used to shoot specialty shots on the next season of The Game of Thrones, but if you can't wait that long check out a frame shot with the camera ofter the break.(more…)
If you're tired of having to jailbreak your AppleTV to get it to play your home videos, then you want to take a look at the G-Box Midnight MX2 ($99). The MX2 comes preloaded with a customized version of XBMC, runs on the latest Android 4.2.x Jellybean and has the Google Play Store so you can install your favorite apps, browse the net and much much more. Additional features include 8GB of internal storage with SD storage up to 32 GB, 10/100 ethernet, HDMI 1.4V, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. The MX2 has raised the bar for set-top boxes.